The upcoming Scream series on MTV has already claimed its first victim before it has even started filming.
The teen horror series, inspired by the infamous Kevin Williamson film and its numerous sequels, is recasting the role of Audrey Jensen, originally played by actress Amy Forsyth (Reign). Bex Taylor-Klaus, best known as Bullet from AMC and Netflix’s The Killing, will replace Forsyth in the role. The change was supposedly made after the series’ table read, according to Deadline, who first broke the casting news.
The character of Audrey on Scream, who is described as “the daughter of a Lutheran pastor and an artsy loner who aspires to be a filmmaker,” will be Taylor Klaus’s first series regular role since playing Bullet on The Killing. While she was a TV newcomer when she joined The Killing , the young actress has been plenty busy after her stint during the serial killer drama’s third season. In addition to a guest appearance this season on the A&E drama Longmire, she has has also had major recurring roles on Showtime’s House of Lies and The CW’s Arrow.
Along with Taylor-Klaus, MTV’s Scream series also stars Willa Fitzgerald (Alpha House, Royal Pains), John Karna (Premature, The Neighbors), Carlson Young (Key & Peele, Kroll Show) and Amadeus Serafini. The pilot will be directed by Jamie Travis, whose credits include the comedy film For a Good Time Call… and two other MTV projects, Finding Carter and Faking It.
“We are excited to be in business with the formidable Weinstein brothers,” said Susanne Daniels, President of Programming for MTV, when announcing the series earlier this summer. “Scream is an iconic franchise, and MTV is the perfect network to bring this consistently surprising film to life on television.”
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